How much sugar do you eat every day? The American Heart Association recommends a daily limit of 25 grams for women, and 36 grams for men. Don’t know your daily average sugar intake? We challenge you to track it! For one week, eat as you normally do, and keep track of how much sugar you are eating. Is it the same, less, or more than the recommended amount? Like most Americans, you probably eat too much sugar.
Furthermore, this article helps to explain why reducing your sugar intake is important: How Sugar Makes You Sick. This is nothing new in the health industry, but understanding how to manage your sugar intake can be challenging. Here are some tips to get you started!
Tips to Reduce Your Sugar Intake:
- Begin checking the amount of sugar in everything you eat and make sure to factor in the serving size! Don’t be fooled by a 24oz beverage with nutritional facts for only 8oz of the product.
- Choose water over sugar-sweetened beverages. Don’t drink your sugar!
- Choose vegetables over fruit and choose fruits that are low in sugar.
- Don’t eat sugar for breakfast. A typical American breakfast is loaded with sugar, therefore, if you vow to eat zero sugar for breakfast, you set yourself up for a better day and better nutrition all around!
For more tips and information on how you can take control of your health, contact us today!